Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds is reportedly in talks to star in Life, a large-scale Skydance Productions film that follows a Mars space mission.
According to Deadline, Reynolds could star in the movie alongside Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s Rebecca Ferguson. Written by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese—and directed by Safe House’s Daniel Espinosa—Life explores “intelligent alien life” on Mars.
The talks have been ongoing, reportedly, since before Deadpool’s widespread success.
Deadpool smashed box office records on Friday, landing itself the the title of biggest opening day for an R-rated movie. It’s numbers put it among the top 10 comic book movie openings of all time, and higher than any of 20th Century Fox’s other X-Men-related films.